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EndNote: Reference Styles

Changing Reference Styles

If you are lucky, you will only need to use one referencing style over your academic career. Realistically, you will use a few different styles - each faculty, journal, lecturer, book publisher etc want material presented using their preferred style.

EndNote makes it very easy to do this - either at the time of writing, or at some stage post publication.

Note - you need to have used Cite While You Write for this to work.


Make sure that the style at the top of the EndNote window has the correct style selected.

Write your paper, inserting citations as needed - they'll be in the selected style.


Within Word, from the EndNote tab or toolbar, select the Format Bibliography icon.

Select the style you are after, and then choose to update the bibliography. EndNote will go through the document, replacing/updating the citations as it comes across them.


Amended output style files

Choose SAVE AS when attempting to save these files.

Looking for a specific style file? Try the following links:


ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)


Note: ASABE uses abbreviations for journal titles which requires the user to downlaod the term lists from Endnote website before they will display. You will need to check your bibliography to ensure the correct abbreviation is displaying.


Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics


Note: AJARE uses headline style capitalization for book titles. EndNote is unable to apply headline style capitalization to just Book titles. Change book titles manually in your EndNote library to ensure references are formatted correctly.


AGLC2 (Australian Guide to Legal Citation, 2nd edition)

Download from University of Queensland style files


APA 6th (American Psychological Association, 6th edition)

APA 6th.ens


Biological Reviews

Biological Reviews.ens





CSIRO journals style

Download from University of Queensland style files


Environment Science and Technology



European Journal of Soil Science



Harvard Style
The Harvard style file in EndNote X needs some modification. The following amended style files correct the following: The word vol. is inserted before the volume number, the issue number is included and follows the word no. and it is possible to insert page numbers in your in-text references.

Faculty of Dentistry Harvard style: uq_harvard_2002_v8+.ens

Faculty of Health Sciences Harvard 3 style: harvardam3.ens

Faculty of Veterinary Science Harvard style: harvardflinders_usyd.ens


International Journal of Marketing

The Style File can be downloaded from this page (scroll to the bottom section "Files")


Journal of Experimental Biology



Journal of Marketing &
Journal of Marketing Research

These templates can be downloaded from this page (scroll to the bottom section "Files")


Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions

Download from Styles made for Wageningen UR Library at


Plant and Cell Physiology

Download from Styles made for Wageningen UR Library at


Sydney Nursing School

This is current to the 2009 Faculty of Nursing Handbook Guidelines. Sydney Nursing School.ens


Wiley Interscience journals


If you cannot find the Style File you require within EndNote or in the list above, try searching the following sites:

EndNote Output Styles


Wageningen UR Library -- Amended Style Files


University of Queensland -- Style Files

Saving amended styles

Windows has security measures that prohibit the direct saving of a file into the C:Program Files folder structure from a third party application, such as your browser. Similar restrictions may be in operation on OSX, depending on how your computer is set up.

The best way to save one of these amended style types is to first save it to the desktop and copy it into your EndNote style folder in your EndNote program directory (usually located in Windows—C:Program FilesEndNoteStyles or Mac OS X— Harddrive:Applications:EndNote:Styles).